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Logistics Engineers

Outlook

The logistics and transportation industry is an important element of the U.S. economy. The Department of Commerce reported that it represents at least 8 percent of the annual gross domestic product and totaled nearly $1.6 trillion in 2018 (the most recent data available). As a result, logistics engineers can expect good job opportunities in the coming years. According to the Department of Labor, logisticians will have 5 percent employment growth, which is about as fast as the average for all occupations, through 2028. As the global economy continues to grow, more companies will need logistics engineers to help them improve and streamline their business operations and processes. Employment growth may be tempered by mergers of third-party logistics companies. However, large corporations and manufacturing facilities will continue to need logistics engineers to help them manage the transportation and distribution of their supplies and goods. Competition will be keen for logistics engineers positions. Those with strong knowledge of analytical and logistics software and experience in logistics work for the military will have an advantage in the job market.

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